This year, students attending schools in Winters Joint Unified School District head back to classrooms on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Winters teachers and staff members are already busy prepping and getting ready for their return.
One of the newest changes this year is the introduction of the Parent Portal online registration process. The process of updating a student’s emergency contact information online will replace the previous method of having families fill out and submit a paper Emergency Card for each student.
Families who have students enrolled in a Winters JUSD school received an email on July 25 that contained important login information to begin the online registration process.
In addition to emergency contacts, families are also required to read through and sign important documents including the Winters JUSD and school site handbooks, technology use agreement, and other beginning of school documents.
Parents should complete online registration prior to the scheduled paper parades and registration events scheduled for each school site. Families who have multiple children enrolled will need to update the emergency contact information and documents for each student that resides in their household.
On Monday, the school district added more Parent Portal registration support events to the schedule. The remaining registration support dates are on:
Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 3–4 p.m. in the Winters JUSD office Board Room.
Thursday, Aug. 4 from 2–6 p.m. at the Shirley Rominger Intermediate School and Waggoner Elementary School sites.
Friday, Aug. 5 from 2–5 p.m. in the Winters JUSD office Board Room
Questions regarding the online registration process should be sent to Raena Lavelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rodrigo Lopez at email@example.com.
The Alternative Income Form can also be filled out online. Winters JUSD sent out a link on Tuesday via the Parent Portal app. All families are encouraged to fill it out (even if they don’t think they’ll qualify) because the forms qualify the school district for additional funding for district-wide programs. Families could qualify for discounted school fees, district-wide programs, and other discounts.
Questions about the alternative income form can be sent to Cathy Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date
The following is a list of important dates pertaining to the beginning of school, by school site.
Winters State Preschool Center
Winters State Preschool Center still has availability for the upcoming school year. Families interested in applying can pick up an application at the Winters JUSD Early Childhood Education Center office.
Families enrolled at Winters State Preschool is the Orientation on Aug. 9 from 2–3 p.m. Parents and children can meet their teachers, explore the classroom and learn more about the preschool program..
Waggoner Elementary School
Aug. 4: Paper Parade: Waggoner families can find out their child’s teacher and learn about other school resources from 3–6 p.m.
Aug. 8: Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students can meet their teacher and enjoy ice cream from 2–3 p.m.
Aug. 9: First and second grade students can meet their teacher from 1–2 p.m.
Aug. 30: Save the Date, Waggoner is hosting its Back to School Night from 5:30–7 p.m.
Shirley Rominger Intermediate School
Aug. 4: Paper Parade: Rominger families can find out their child’s teacher and learn about other school resources from 2–5 p.m.
Aug. 9: Rominger students can meet their teacher from 2–3 p.m.
Aug. 25: Save the Date, Rominger is hosting its Back to School Night from 6–7:30 p.m.
Winters Middle School
Aug. 9: Two events are happening at the middle school this day.
Cardinal Camp: Sixth graders and new students can tour the campus and learn more about WMS from leadership students from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Family Orientation Meetings: All families are invited to come see an overview of the school and family/school partnership at the Family Orientation Meetings. Seventh and eighth grade students are able to pick up their class schedules at the meetings. The English session is at 5:30 p.m. and the Spanish session is at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 24: Back to School Night is scheduled from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Aug. 26: Middle schoolers can attend the Welcome Back Dance from 4–6 p.m.
Winters High School
Aug. 8: Two events are happening at the high school this day.
Registration: All students will be able to purchase school-related resources and get their class schedules at the WHS gym. The registration time frame breakdown is as follows: ninth grade 8:30 a.m.; 10th grade 10 a.m.; 11th grade 11 a.m.; 12th grade 1 p.m.
Family Meetings: Families have an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming school year and will meet in the Margaret Parsons Room at the Winters Community Library Monday evening. The English session is at 5:30 p.m. and the Spanish session is at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 12: Welcome Back Dance is being held the first Friday of school in the WHS quad from 8–10 p.m. Freshmen get in for free.
Aug. 31: Back to school night begins at 5:30 p.m.
Wolfskill Career Readiness Academy
The Career Readiness Academy Morning session begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Afternoon session begins at 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 6: Save the date for Back to School Night at the Wolfskill CRA site. More information to come.